ARMSTRONG Richard D. Armstrong Jr, Esq., died after a long and valiant battle with ALS, Friday September 21, 2012. He was 66 years old. Born in Chelsea and raised in Milton, he was a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. He received a master’s degree in Labor Law from Georgetown University School of Law. Mr. Armstrong was an active participant in church and community organizations. As a Knight of Justice in the Sovereign Order of Malta, he was committed to aiding the poor and the sick and led pilgrimages to Lourdes for adults from the Boston area. Richard was actively involved in major fundraising for Catholic Charities. He served in a number of positions in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, the oldest chartered military organization in the Western Hemisphere. While Captain, he traveled extensively with other members of the organization. Richard was the proud President of the USO New England for over ten years and in 2010 was named President Emeritus of the organization. He also enjoyed singing with the Clover Club of Boston. Son of the late Amelia G. and Richard D. Armstrong. Loving brother of Patricia R. Armstrong and Kathleen E. Armstrong, both of Milton and Mary Armstrong Piona of Fairhaven. Uncle of Caitlin A. Piona and Gregory A. Piona. Brother-in-law of Charles J. Piona Jr. Funeral from the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE on Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton at 10:30 A.M. Visiting hours Tuesday 3:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment Milton Cemetery. Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to Catholic Charities, 185 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125, Angel Fund, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 and Compassionate Care ALS, 752 West Falmouth Highway, Falmouth, MA 02540. For information and directions, www.dolanchapman.com
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Published in Boston Herald from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2012